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Brian Blauser

Born and raised in the Clay County West Virginia town of Ivydale; David Morris and his brother John became an important link between oldtime masters like Ira Mullins and the new breed of folk and traditional artists in West Virginia.

Brian Blauser

Like many of the most beloved artists who perform on Mountain Stage, singer-songwriter and guitarist Mac McAnally may not be a household name, but his music might as well be.

Brian Blauser

Black Prairie began as a bluegrass-influenced side project lead by 3 of the 5 members of indie rock band The Decemberists. 

December 23, 1995: Newspaperman Sam Shaw Dies at 82

Dec 23, 2015
Sam Shaw, editor of Moundsville Daily Echo
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia / Moundsville Dailt Echo

Newspaperman Sam Shaw died on December 23, 1995, at age 82. From 1951 until his death, he was the beloved and eccentric editor of the Moundsville Daily Echo.

Brian Blauser

It's no stretch to call Catherine Russell one of the most respected and versatile singers working today.

WVPB's unofficial mascot, Uri the sheepdog, loves mugging for the camera.
Joni Deutsch

T'is the season for great friends, sugary treats and indie-tastic holiday music from "A Change of Tune."

Shayne Barker

Flashback to your days as an 18-year-old in West Virginia. Did you idolize Paul McCartney as your friends raved over Green Day? Did you play sold-out clubs and hopp'n festivals around the state? Were you "Runnin' on Good Times"? If you were, you have a good deal in common with the Hattons, a pair of brothers who founded the Huntington rock band Of the Dell.

We sat down with Of the Dell's frontman Corey Hatton to talk about his band, his dog, his state and why he keep's getting banned from, well, everything.

Josh Saul

From Northampton, Massachusetts; beloved folk-rocker Stephen Kellogg returns to Mountain Stage this week with a band that includes Miranda Mulholland of the Great Lake Swimmers. He closes his set with crowd favorite "The Bear," on this week's all new broadcast.

Album artwork courtesy of Jordan Andrew Jefferson

Love. Positivity. Pop. Jordan Andrew Jefferson's newest release reflects his effervescent soul.

Brian Blauser

Outspoken and charismatic Native American activist John Trudell died this week. While Trudell’s triumphs and tragedies as an activist and leader are chronicled in this NYT obituary, Trudell was also an important musician, author, and poet who brought his songs and spoken word pieces to Mountain Stage multiple times. Larry Groce remembers:

Josh Saul

Singer and songwriter Craig Finn is best known as the frontman of the raucous punk-influenced rock band The Hold Steady. But in his solo work, Finn turns his focus to quiet themes of perseverance and redemption. Here he perfroms the song "Christine," from his latest album Faith in the Future.

Brian Blauser

The 2016 Grammy Awards Nominations are in! We're proud to see so many of Mountain Stage's guests on the list. Click on the artist's name to hear their recent performances on Mountain Stage.

Zoe-Ruth Erwin

After 24 years of playing sold-out shows, touring the world with the likes of Ben Folds and George Clinton, and releasing an album of cat meow covers, Guster's story is without a doubt a gusty one. We sat down with the alternative pop band's frontman to talk about Guster's newest record, their holiday music plans and their January 2016 return to the Mountain State. 

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage is proud to announce its new partnership with VuHaus, a growing network of public media organizations who share a common mission to support emerging artists and to be a premier music discovery source for audiences around the world.

Josh Saul

Over the course of nearly half a century, NRBQ - which stands for "New Rhythm and Blues Quartet" - has earned the distinction of being one of the most finely tuned bands in America, with plenty of swing. Lead by founder and pianist Terry Adams, Scott Ligon takes the lead on the song "Waitin' on my Sweetie Pie."

Music in Motion Promotions / Mountain Stage

Are you a fan of music discovery? Then Record Store Happy Hour is the place for you.

Brian Blauser

For the Thanksgiving holiday, Mountain Stage revisits one of its favorite broadcasts of this decade - a 2011 show which featured Jason Isbell, James McMurtry, Blitzen Trapper and Matthew Sweet. The episode closes with a set from Dawes, who perform this song, "A Little Bit of Everything."

Brian Blauser

First Family of the Banjo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn return to Mountain Stage this week, with songs from the first album they've recorded together as a duo.

Brian Blauser

Combining influences that range from 60's folk and bluegrass to classical and indie rock, Massachusetts-based quartet Darlingside perform lush, cinematic songs around a single microphone. Here they perform "God of Loss" from this week's premier broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Derek Cline/ Inside Appalachia

So how do you say Appalachia? This week, our episode is about the many different accents, and pronunciations, of Appalachia. Many of those interviewed for the show said they have very strong feelings about pronunciation.

Inside Appalachia’s host Jessica Lilly found six known pronunciations of the word Appalachia. Yes, that's right, six different ways to say it:

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